January 16, 2020
ArtStarts is a charitable, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to promoting art and creativity in young people’s lives. We focus on creating meaningful change where young people benefit most equitably and directly - in their schools and classrooms. By providing young people with access to arts-based learning experiences, we develop a generation that values the creative, collaborative and innovative skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.
As an arts organization aimed at working with young people, we have an important role to play in advancing and strengthening the values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. As part of this active learning journey, we are taking a magnifying lens to our core programs and also taking a birds-eye view of ArtStarts as a whole and identifying how we can apply an equity and decolonization lens to our work. Social justice issues are no longer the responsibility of activist organizations, but instead a moral responsibility for all of us as human beings. Social justice through the arts is a powerful approach and now an integrated part of our work towards mission impact.
You can read more about our mission, vision, and guiding principles here: https://artstarts.com/about
ABOUT THE CURRENT TEAM
Our current staff team is made up of 10 full-time and 2 part-time employees that represent many different identities. We are all committed to our own anti-oppression learning journey and focused on finding ways to embody our commitment to equity and decolonization both internally and externally at ArtStarts.
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION CULTURE
At ArtStarts, organizational culture matters. Our culture is rooted in shared values and shared purpose. What does this look like for our team?
Does this sound like how you like to work and something that you would like to contribute to?
We are seeking someone to join our team who is values-aligned, and driven by our mission to expand the role of art in education to enable young people to thrive in learning and in life.
The Communications Manager is a full-time position (35 hours/week) with a regular Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm schedule based out of our office in downtown Vancouver. Accessibility details of our space are noted here: https://artstarts.com/gallery
We acknowledge that we carry out our work on the lands of Indigenous nations throughout colonial British Columbia. Our office and the ArtStarts Gallery are located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
This role reports to the Executive Director, and actively collaborates with all team members.
The following will enable you to excel in this role:
In addition, we are looking for someone who is:
HOW TO APPLY
We encourage all applicants who believe they can excel in this role to apply, regardless of background and experience. We particularly encourage applicants from members of communities that are marginalized or that experience structural discrimination, including those identifying as Black, Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQ2IA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability. Please consider self-identifying in your cover letter to help us prioritize your application.
To apply, please submit a cover letter (max two pages) and resume to [email protected].
Your cover letter is an opportunity to:
We also invite you to answer this question (optional) in your cover letter: What is something that you learned recently that made an impact on you?
Applications will be reviewed as they are received so apply early and no later than February 3, 2020 at 11:59pm. The start date for this position is March 16, 2020 to allow for two weeks of overlap with the outgoing team member.
ArtStarts has integrated a fixed tier compensation model for all employees. This means compensation is based on tiers which are determined by title (coordinators, managers, and directors) and each tier has a fixed salary. Salaries are not adjusted (up or down) based on education and/or experience. If a person is determined to be the best fit for the role, they are hired and offered the fixed tier salary. New employees receive the same fixed tier salary as current employees.
The salary for this position is fixed at $52,500 and is not negotiable. Additional benefits include three weeks of vacation, a professional development allowance, and extended health and dental coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents.
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